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What Is 988, The New Mental Health Hotline?

What Is 988, The New Mental Health Hotline? 988 hotline

Americans know to call 911 to contact emergency services or the police. New Yorkers have also been able to dial 988 to connect with NYC Well for help with non-emergency mental health issues. While nothing will change for New Yorkers, as of July 16, non-New Yorkers will also be able to dial 988 to connect […]

Mental Health Benefits of Puzzles & Games

Mental Health Benefits of Puzzles & Games Mental Health Benefits of Puzzles & Games

According to science, improving your mental health could be as easy as child’s play. Puzzles and games, including board games and crosswords, aren’t just made for fun. Studies suggest they might have mental health and cognitive benefits as well! Depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation are all common struggles. However, puzzles and games can have […]

How to Set Boundaries for Your Mental Health

How to Set Boundaries for Your Mental Health boundaries

Knowing when and how to set boundaries with people, situations and environments is highly important to your mental health. Boundaries can be described as the rules and limits that you establish for your security and well-being around others. In order to feel safe and comfortable, you should express and make it known how others should […]

How to Ask For Help with Mental Health

How to Ask For Help with Mental Health Ask For Help

Mental health is a problem that many people all over the world deal with. Issues with mental health can develop from many different factors, whether it is home life, work-life, or even your social and romantic life. The biggest issue when individuals are struggling with mental health is that they do not ask for help […]

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavior therapy that is designed to help people learn to manage their emotions by letting them recognize, experience, and accept them. The goal of DBT is to help people change unhelpful behavior and ways of thinking while accepting who they are. DBT can treat mood disorders, […]

What is Harm Reduction Counseling?

What is Harm Reduction Counseling? Harm Reduction

The concept of harm reduction was initially founded and introduced in the 1980s, as an alternative to abstinence-only focused interventions for adults with substance abuse disorders. Since then, the practice has evolved and is seen as revolutionary in the field of addiction. Harm reduction is based on programs, practices, and policies with an aim to […]

Myths About Substance Abuse Recovery

Myths About Substance Abuse Recovery Substance Abuse Recovery

While a person may get through a recovery program and stay clean for a while after, nobody can force an addict to recover. An addict can only begin the recovery journey when they admit that they are powerless over the substance, and their life has become unmanageable. Such rigorous honesty, admitting our addiction and seeking […]

What to Do if Addicted to Gambling

What to Do if Addicted to Gambling Addicted to Gambling

Compulsive gambling is a disease and the sad reality is that there is no cure for it. Not only does gambling affect the person who is addicted, but it also affects the lives of those around them as well. Whether you are gambling all the time, binge gambling, or just can’t stop, the time to […]